Update – Normally, Grade Five Scholarship Exam is scheduled on August month every year, but the exam was postponed this year due to Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier officials said 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held from September 13. But students and parents have requested to postpone it by several weeks. Finally Ministry after having discussions with students, principals and teachers about this matter, decided to held exam is on October 11. 2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam will be held on October 11 Sunday. Relevant time table released.
2020 Grade Five Scholarship Exam dates will be announce July 20. Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to announce Grade Five Scholarship Exam dates tomorrow after having discussion with relevant parties. Much awaited 2020 Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held on September 13 Sunday.
Sri Lanka’s Education Minister says that 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam (Paha Shreniya Shishyathwa Wibagaya) will be held on September 13. Exam was scheduled held on August but due to coronavirus outbreak exam postponed to September.
Earlier Examinations commissioner said that a reasonable and fair decision will be made considering Grade 5 Scholarship Exam, as schools remained closed due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold exams. A series of meeting will be held coming days to take the decision.
Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system.
Earlier Examinations commissioner Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.
Sri Lanka Education Ministry decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages.
Sri Lanka Education Ministry has decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages. According to the ministry, under first stage all teachers and Principals request to report to schools.
Under second stage, Grade 13, grade 11 and Grade 5 students request to report schools on July 6.
Under the 3rd stage, Grade 10 & 12 students request to report schools on July 20
Under the 4th stage, Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 , 8, 9 request to report schools on July 27.
A/L Exam postponed. A/l exam will be held from September 5.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma stated that the children who are to face examinations in the future, will not be subjected to any disadvantage in any way due to the Covid19 epidemic.
What happens to 2020 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam & Students ?
• Hold the exam on August ?
• Hold the exam with covered syllabus on August ?
• Postpone the exam date ?
“Lanka Education” kindly requesting students NOT to panic over social media news. Government will take a fair decision which will satisfied you all. Hence Stay till official media channel publish the news. Stay at Home – Do your studies well as usual. Good Luck !
Few weeks ago Ministry said that Grade five scholarship exam will not be postponed. Social Media and several newspapers reported that grade 5 scholarship examination will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Answering the social media posts, Ministry says exam will NOT be delay.
Doubts had been cast over the conduct of the grade five scholarship examinations on schedule due to the current situation. Educational authorities had to seek advice from the health authorities, an Education Ministry official said.
Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Poojitha said they feared the exams would not be held as scheduled previously.
He said the Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold or postpone exams.
Mr Poojitha also said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system. He said the exams might be delayed until the August holiday period.
Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.
Earlier Sinhala Newspaper Silumina reported that Grade five scholarship exam would be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.
|Year||Students Sat||Exam Centres||Exam Date||Results Released||Dates|
|2010||313,450||2744||August 22||September 22||31|
|2011||321,427||2772||August 21||September 15||25|
|2012||318,416||2803||August 26||September 25||30|
|2013||329,725||2386||August 25||October 1||37|
|2014||334,600||2870||August 17||September 28||41|
|2015||340,926||2907||August 23||October 7||45|
|2016||350,701||2959||August 21||October 4||44|
|2017||356,728||3014||August 20||October 5||46|
|2018||355,326||3050||August 5||October 5|
|2019||339,369||2995||August 04||October 6|
|2020||Over 300,000*||About 3000*||September 13||October 25*|
Exam will be held on August 9 or another date according to the previous records after analyzing by “Lanka Education”. (Above art)